Pokémon Video Game Showdown 2008

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The Pokémon Video Game Showdown was a massive Pokémon video game tournament held alongside the 2008 World Championships. It pitted 128 players against each other in two age groups: the Senior Division and Junior Division. This tournament was, starting in 2009, replaced with the Pokémon Video Game Championships.

Contest workings

128 players assemble in a playing area, and pairs of players are randomly selected to play against each other at small tables with poles with numbers on them and two Nintendo DS Lite systems which are connected to an internal machine by wires; the DS cartridges are inserted into slots on the table. The battles are Double Battles and use the Double Cup rules. Players are gradually eliminated as they lose, until eight remain. These eight will go to the championships in Orlando, Florida. However, the contest continues on to decide the winner of a Wii, three extra Wii Remotes, and a copy of Pokémon Battle Revolution.

Qualifier tournaments

Two qualifier tournaments in the US and two in Japan decide who the top sixteen in each age group of each country are. These 64 players went to the championships in Orlando, Florida on August 15, 2008.

Championships

The championships were held in Orlando, Florida on August 15, 2008.

Event Pokémon

During the championships, a Lucario was distributed to players who attended the event.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball LUCARIO Dex No. 448 Adamant nature. Fighting Force Palm Classic Ribbon
Lv. 30 Type   Ground Bone Rush
Spr 5b 448.png Fighting Steel Pokémon Event Fire Sunny Day
OT WORLD08 Apparently had a Fire Blaze Kick
ID No. 08178 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in the United States
on August 17, 2008.
Item Ability Lv. 30.
Leftovers Leftovers Inner Focus  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the DS when it was obtained from the Poké Mart.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: D P Pt HG SS
Obtained from: PBR Ranch Ra SoA GS Distribution
Please go here to know this Pokémon's in-game effect.

Tournament tree

Junior Division

  Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
                                               
1  Shouta Yokoyama Japan  
32  Bye  
  1  Shouta Yokoyama Japan  
  16  Kento Mikata Japan  
17  Rayad Khan United States of America
16  Kento Mikata Japan  
  16  Kento Mikata Japan  
  8  Mychael Bryan United States of America  
9  Kousuke Shimizu Japan  
24  Riho Maeda Japan  
  9  Riho Maeda Japan
  8  Mychael Bryan United States of America  
25  Nagisa Marui Japan
8  Mychael Bryan United States of America  
  16  Kento Mikata Japan  
  21  Genki Taketomi Japan  
26  Misato Morioka Japan  
10  Vincent Taylor United States of America  
  28  Vincent Taylor United States of America
  12  Genki Taketomi Japan  
21  Genki Taketomi Japan
12  Joshua Winfield United States of America  
  21  Genki Taketomi Japan
  29  Yuuki Takekawa Japan  
13  Yudai Tachibana Japan  
20  Alexander Cainglet United States of America  
  20  Alexander Cainglet United States of America
  29  Yuuki Takekawa Japan  
29  Yuuki Takekawa Japan
4  Wesley Bryan United States of America  
16  Kento Mikata Japan
18  Knight Silvayne United States of America
3  Alexander Chong United States of America  
30  Yuuho Takimoto Japan  
  30  Yuuho Takimoto Japan  
  19  Takumi Andou Japan  
19  Takumi Andou Japan
14  Christopher Tkach United States of America  
  19  Takumi Andou Japan  
  22  Takerou Toyonaga Japan  
11  Grace Arnold United States of America  
22  Takerou Toyonaga Japan  
  22  Takerou Toyonaga Japan
  27  Whitney Bryan United States of America  
27  Whitney Bryan United States of America
6  Shougo Izumi Japan  
  22  Takerou Toyonaga Japan
  18  Knight Silvayne United States of America  
7  Ikuya Shimizu Japan  
26  Yasuhisa Hosono Japan  
  7  Ikuya Shimizu Japan
  10  Atsushi Iwamiya Japan  
23  Aaron Zheng United States of America
10  Atsushi Iwamiya Japan  
  7  Ikuya Shimizu Japan
  18  Knight Silvayne United States of America  
15  Samuel Hill United States of America  
18  Knight Silvayne United States of America  
  18  Knight Silvayne United States of America
  31  Alex Castanares United States of America  
31  Alex Castanares United States of America
2  Luis Gonzalez United States of America  

Senior Division

  Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship Match
                                               
1  Chihiro Doken Japan  
16  Jeremy Au-Yeung United States of America  
  32  Jeremy Au-Yeung United States of America  
  16  Minori Miyauchi Japan  
17  Ray Rizzo United States of America
16  Minori Miyauchi Japan  
  16  Minori Miyauchi Japan  
  8  Christopher Halordin-Tsai United States of America  
9  Kousuke Shimizu Japan  
24  Riho Maeda Japan  
  24  Yoshiaki Katsuyama Japan
  8  Christopher Halordin-Tsai United States of America  
25  Paul Hornak United States of America
8  Yoshiaki Katsuyama Japan  
  8  Christopher Halordin-Tsai United States of America  
  28  Yasuhito Kajiwara Japan  
26  Taylor Owen United States of America  
10  Christopher Halordin-Tsai United States of America  
  28  Yasuhito Kajiwara Japan
  12  Natsumi Kunisada Japan  
21  Thomas Mifflin United States of America
12  Natsumi Kunisada Japan  
  28  Yasuhito Kajiwara Japan
  29  Tomoaki Kondou Japan  
13  Yoshitomo Tanaka Japan  
20  Rick Guerra United States of America  
  20  Yoshitomo Tanaka Japan
  29  Tomoaki Kondou Japan  
29  Tomoaki Kondou Japan
4  Satomi Yamada Japan  
28  Yasuhito Kajiwara Japan
23  Izuru Yoshimura Japan
3  Brian Davila United States of America  
30  Christopher Hunter United States of America  
  3  Brian Davila United States of America  
  19  Berton Bailey United States of America  
19  Berton Bailey United States of America
14  Diego Leon United States of America  
  19  Berton Bailey United States of America  
  11  Hideaki Shimizu Japan  
11  Hideaki Shimizu Japan  
22  Satoshi Miyazaki Japan  
  11  Hideaki Shimizu Japan
  6  Aren Douglass United States of America  
27  Tatsuya Ai Japan
6  Aren Douglass United States of America  
  11  Hideaki Shimizu Japan
  23  Izuru Yoshimura Japan  
7  Masataka Ishii Japan  
26  Michael Macias United States of America  
  7  Masataka Ishii Japan
  23  Izuru Yoshimura Japan  
23  Izuru Yoshimura Japan
10  Michael Rivera United States of America  
  23  Izuru Yoshimura Japan
  2  Ryuuji Saitou United States of America  
15  Noriko Kimura Japan  
18  Dylan Bryan United States of America  
  15  Noriko Kimura Japan
  2  Ryuuji Saitou Japan  
31  Marc Esquerra United States of America
2  Ryuuji Saitou Japan  

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